Old Albanian hit by a sucker punch as they fall to Westcliff defeat
PUBLISHED: 10:58 11 March 2020
The number of bonus points amassed by Old Albanian grew to 21 but this will be small compensation after battling Westcliff to a standstill but ultimately coming out on the wrong end of a 16-10 score.
It started well enough for the hosts who dominated the opening exchanges but spurned three penalties, something the Essex-based side didn't when presented with two penalties of their own.
Those were the only scores of the first half but Morgan Thompson kicked a penalty immediately after the restart and then hit a conversion when Ollie Stonham charged through three tackles.
Westcliff were not done though and after a cross-field kick from Joe Ford, Greg Bannister scampered in untouched.
He was followed over the whitewash shortly after by scrum-half Chris Bolton and although neither try was converted, but the six-point margin was enough for the visitors to see out the remainder of the match.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Herts Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.